It’s not exactly breaking new ground. Everyone from Marion to Greensboro to Gastonia to Charlotte has passed or seriously considered this ban following the dismissal of a suit on a near identical ordinance in Woodfin. No one doubts the importance of keeping children protected from child predators, the question is whether this is just a symbolic gesture or will have any tangible impact on public safety. Who enforces the policy for one thing? Will it really stop a convicted sex offender from entering the park? Will it give a false sense of security to parents?